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Knicks could have cut Lin, too

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08:09 AM ET 02.17 | By adding J.R. Smith, the NBA's hottest team would become deeper, too. According to multiple sources, Smith, who played in China during the lockout and became eligible to sign an NBA deal on Wednesday, will be at the Garden tonight, but won't make his debut until Sunday against the Mavericks. The Knicks have to cut a player to make room for Smith and Renaldo Balkman, who has been out of the rotation since early January, is the expected candidate. ... Ironically, if Smith had been eligible to be signed two weeks ago, the Knicks probably would have cut Jeremy Lin for financial reasons because his contract wasn't guaranteed and he hadn't convinced D'Antoni he belonged in the mix.

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February 17, 2012  08:11 AM ET

let me guess... t'was isiah''s idea too?

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February 17, 2012  08:23 AM ET

some old some old!!!!

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February 17, 2012  08:47 AM ET
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Yes, feel good story, blah, blah, blah.......can we not keep re-hashing the same thing?

They will have to go through all 30 NBA teams that passed on him and then start on the Euro teams and then maybe it will come to an end....

February 17, 2012  08:51 AM ET

umm dont we already know this before?

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February 17, 2012  08:56 AM ET

LOL!!! If they did that, the knicks would be 8-22 Not 15-15....

February 17, 2012  09:04 AM ET
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They will have to go through all 30 NBA teams that passed on him and then start on the Euro teams and then maybe it will come to an end....

Dont forget the D-League teams that didnt give him much run too....sigh....this is the new "Neverending Story"

February 17, 2012  09:06 AM ET
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Can't wait to hear why Appalachian state passed on himsmh

Because the chinese suck at making moonshine?

February 17, 2012  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Can't wait to hear why Appalachian state passed on himsmh

Because the chinese suck at making moonshine?

February 17, 2012  09:18 AM ET

if they for some odd reason decide to cut Jeremy Lin, I have lost all faith in the GM position in the NBA.

February 17, 2012  09:19 AM ET

At least its not a Dwight Howard trade story (knocks on wood).

February 17, 2012  09:24 AM ET

Can't get rid of their big money maker now...
www.losingtogether.com

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February 17, 2012  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Because the chinese suck at making moonshine?

That's kind of a racist remark :)

February 17, 2012  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

This is an ABSOLUTELY STUPID AND NONSENSICAL STORY. WHAT THE ----???!!! Come on T&R. You can do better than this. CAN'T YOU???

T&R: Evidently not.

February 17, 2012  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

That's kind of a racist remark :)

What can I say... I'm the biggest racist on FN.

But seriously...Chinese people are one of my favorite races.... Especially when it comes to food

February 17, 2012  09:34 AM ET

Lin back to Dallas where it all began.

 
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